Uni-Tübingen

Sub-Project G03: Istria: a cultural experiment? – Hybridity: a (threatened) order?

Abstract

Project G03 studies cultural hybridity in Istria from the late 19th into the 20th century. The goal is to analyze threat perceptions, describable from a variety of order perspectives, such as flared up repeatedly as a response to arbitrary and extreme ethnic and cultural heterogeneity. The analytic sweep also extends to 1) aspects of threat discourse, 2) perspectivally constrained modes of reflection, and 3) strategies of re-ordering – against the backdrop of a ‘multiculturality’ (an amalgamation of different cultures) discussed for Istria (qua ‘experimental station’ reclaimed from the Habsburgs).